Join Iowa DOT Librarian Leighton Christiansen at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Decorah Public Library for an evening of discussion and trivia about Iowa's transportation history.
The story of transportation in Iowa starts nearly 12,000 years ago, with nomadic peoples roaming the area.
Twenty-five hundred years ago rivers became transportation routes for trade. Transportation remained human- and animal-powered until the 1800s, when the first steam boats plied Iowa's navigable rivers.
Now Iowa is home to transportation by highway, water, air, public transit, rail and trail, much of it built, maintained or overseen by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).
This year the DOT celebrates 100 years of connecting the people of Iowa to each other, and the world. The photos, items, and stories on display highlight the many ways the DOT touches nearly all aspects of Iowa commerce, life and leisure.
Call 382-3717 for more information.